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Wirraway A20-5 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Wirraway A20-5

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wirraway A20-5

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerArnold Victor DOLPHIN () Wirraway A20-5  Forum Post 1939-09-0512 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 AustraliaAdelaide River War Cemetery
CorporalHarold William JOHNSON (1727) Wirraway A20-5  Forum Post 1939-09-0512 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 AustraliaAdelaide River War Cemetery

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RNZAF pilot Squadron Leader W.R. KOEFEDDavid, Further to your story on W/C Kofoed and 'his' Zero. Operations Record Book Form A.50 No.5 Squadron, R.A.A.F. Summary of Events. Bougainville September 15 (1945) Great excitement to-day when a Zeke was flown from KARA strip to PIVA NORTH by Wing Commander KOFORD[sic] (RNZAF). In the morning F/O L.JOHNSON and F/O J.ELLIS took Wirraways (A20-) 502 and (A20-) 655 to KARA with W/CMDR KOFORD and S/LDR KINGSFORD (both RNZAF) as passengers. They worked on the Zero and got it fit to fly, and in the afternoon the three aeroplanes were flown to PIVA NORTH. Crowds of Army , Navy and Air Force personnel visited the strip to examine the Japanese fighter aircraft. UNIT HISTORY SHEET APPENDIX D Form A.51 DETAIL OF OPERATIONS 5 SQDN DET. TADJI A20-502 F/O JOHNSON 0930-1040 15-9-45 PIVA-KARA-PIVA A20-655 F/O ELLIS 0930-1050 15-9-45 PIVA-KARA-PIVA See: NAA: A9186 13 - RAAF Unit History (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 5 Squadron Jan 41 - Feb 46. pp.822 & 832 of 889. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 3rd July 2009 09:53:10
P/O C C Goldsmith RAAFHello David, Afraid l haven't been able to add much since we last discussed this one: Some incidental info on the two AUSSIES: I know that AUS411309 P/O Charles Cecil GOLDSMITH RAAF, had a twin brother who also served in the RAAF during WWII; AUS406177 W/O Ansell James GOLDSMITH RAAF. He did not serve in Europe or the ME. Prior to enlistment, Charles GOLDSMITH worked in the offices of the Riverstone Meat Company (New South Wales), and married prior to embarking. The younger brother of AUS409849 Arthur Glenfell McTIER RAAF, AUS428344 F/O Ronald McTIER RAAF, was killed in a ground accident at Mareeba, Queensland on 6-11-1944. A landing Wirraway (A20-517), collided with the tail of a Vengeance (A27-1). P/O R McTIER RAAF, and AUS422019 W/O Norman John BURNS RAAF (of No.5 Comm. Unit, RAAF), who were standing near the Vengeance, were both killed instantly. and... Scroll down to F/O Arthur G McTier 409849 RAAF. Still quite a bit of work to be done here ! Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 3rd February 2013 08:42:48
1939 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationCorporal Harold William JOHNSON (1727) 1939-09-05 Flying Officer Arnold Victor DOLPHIN () 1939-09-05 Australia Adelaide River War Cemetery The Inverell Times (NSW : 1899 - 1954) iew title info / Wed 6 Sep 1939 AIRCRAFT FATALITY Two Killed SYDNEY. Wednesday. As a result of an aircraft accident at Darwin yesterday, Plying Officer Arnold Victor Dolphin and Corporal Harold William Johnson were fatally injured. This is the only information released by the Air Board, which announced the tragedy officially. Other news reports confirm aircraft was a Wirraway A20-5 [url][/url] ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 3rd December 2018 08:23:11
1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationIn November 1940 Bert Lenne was in Townsville for further training. On 29 November he was the pilot of Wirraway Aircraft A20-53 on a training run. His plane and two other aircraft were flying in open formation from Townsville to Evans Head. Five miles south of St Lawrence, Lenne's aircraft was missed by the rest of the formation. A search revealed the aircraft had crashed near St Lawrence. It appeared that Lenne had had to make an emergency landing on a clay pan, but had overshot the smooth surface and hit some nearby trees. Both Lenne and his observer were badly burned by the crash. Lenne was taken to the Mackay Hospital for treatment for his badly burned legs. On 19 December, twenty days after the accident, he succumbed to his wounds and died in hospital. He was twenty years old.E . On landing, the aircraft caught fire injuring both P/O H A Lenne and his observer Sgt G H Ellis. Cause* ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 11th December 2018 04:17:48

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